Use Houseplants to Liven up Your Home

Have you ever walked into someone’s house and been impressed by their sense of style, but there was something missing? Something you couldn’t quite put your finger on? What it was likely missing was a taste of the natural world, some indoor house plants can really liven up a home and give it that extra ‘Wow’ factor. But merely choosing any old plant for your home is not likely to work. You need to make sure that you choose plants that are suitable for your type of home and what…

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Guide to buying a log house for the garden

Log houses or log cabins have a lot of benefits when added to the home. Having a log house in your garden can make your garden stand out with so much elegance. It can simply serve as a place to relax and have fun. When you have your friends or family over for lunch, the log house is a good place to hangout. You can simply stay in the log cabin when you need some quiet time to reflect. Because of the kind of materials use in making log houses,…

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The Importance of Brand Names When Choosing Garden Power Tools

Garden power tools such as grass trimmers (or strimmers) and lawn mowers are just some of the most essential items in a do-it-yourself gardener’s repertoire. Vital when it comes to producing a neat edge and smooth turf, this modern equipment ranges in price and can vary from bargain basement to mind-numbingly over-the-top. Of course, when buying different types of power tools, consumers generally consider many facets. First off, there’s the size of the lawn in question and the width of the trimmer. A rule of thumb, says that the bigger…

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DIY Hanging Garden Basket

With the limited landscapes that most homes have, it can be challenging to find space to plant your favorite flowers. But this doesn’t have to be. You can take advantage of a hanging basket to create a welcoming environment in your front porch or backyard. You can even plant some flowers indoors.  This is a great way to combine your garden with your home. Here is how you can get your DIY hanging garden started. Select a basket Choose the basket that you would like to use. When making your…

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A Guide to Gravel Stabilisation

Gravel is one of the most attractive, economical and versatile surfaces on earth. However it needs work done on it, else it is inclined to move around, creating ridges and ending up where it shouldn’t. There is a perfect solution. The stabilising cellular grids create a naturally porous base into which gravel sits and stays. It’s easy to lay, inexpensive and very attractive. Gravel surfacing is very popular, but there is one major drawback. Gravel may start to shift when frequently trod or driven upon. This may severely degrade the…

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The Dos & Don’ts of Extending Your Home

You might assume that adding an extension to your home is simply a case of popping a structure onto the end of the house and having that extra space you crave.  The process of extending your home is one that needs some careful consideration and planning to ensure the end result stands the test of time. The Planning Stage If you use a designer to help plan the extension, make sure that they know about movement joints.  This is a growing issue due to the warmer weather we are experiencing…

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Tips on Creating a DIY Vertical Garden

Vertical gardens are great indoors or out. They can help you make the most of a small yard and provide a garden feature that requires virtually no weeding. Indoors your plants will help detoxify the air you breathe and boost your mood. In the dead of winter, enough plants will increase the humidity making it much easier to keep your skin soft and your hair frizz free. (Unless of course, you happen to be one of the lucky ones living in one of the residences at Legacy place.) Of all…

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Water Filters

Running water, straight out of the tap, is something most of us take for granted. But have you ever wondered where the water we receive on a daily basis actually comes from? Or what happens to it before it arrives gurgling through our pipes? The answers to both of these questions is startling, and at times, far from reassuring. The official stance has long been that the water pumped into our homes is perfectly safe. In fact, research would have us believe that tap water is less harmful than its…

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The 5 Most Hassle Free Indoor Plants

House plants are not only cheery elements of décor, but they may also improve the indoor air quality of any home, flat, or office.  Of course, some people find indoor plants tough to take care of; after all, some plants seem to require that extra special green thumb in order to survive and thrive.  Yet the following indoor plants are genuinely low-maintenance and with a bit of sunshine and water will make themselves comfortably at home!  The following five plants are simple to grow and have easy-to-care-for routines that make…

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The best interior design trends of 2016

When it comes to our home, we all want it to look fantastic and be in-line with the latest design trends. If you think your home is becoming a little shabby looking and you are refusing to invite friends over due to this, why not give your home an injection of life and take a look at some of the latest design trends we have collected below. Living Room Living rooms are usually the centre of attention when it comes to design trends in your home. While some of these…

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